Nordic Semiconductor specializes in ultra-low power wireless communication supporting Bluetooth low energy, Bluetooth Mesh, ANT+, 2.4GHz, IEEE 802.15.4, Thread, Zigbee and LTE-M/NB-IoT. The company's award-winning and highly flexible SoCs are employed by some of the world’s leading brands in a variety of IoT applications like beacons, smart home, wearables, as well as wireless keyboard and mouse, game controllers, sports equipment, toys and medical equipment.
Nordic's development tools provide developers with an ideal starting point and ready-built design framework to accelerate development of IoT products. Its software architecture features a unique and powerful separation between protocol stack and user application code providing application developers maximum flexibility, ease-of-development, and code safety.
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Nordic Semiconductor supports OpenThread with their nRF5x family of SoCs and actively contributes to the ongoing development of OpenThread.
Due to legal restrictions, support for hardware-accelerated cryptography utilizing ARM CryptoCell-310 or ARM CryptoCell-312 is only available in libraries.
- The nRF5 SDK for Thread provides an mbedTLS library.
- The nRF Connect SDK provides nrf_cc3xx crypto libraries.
The library available in the OpenThread repository does not support hardware acceleration. You can still use it, but the commissioning procedure takes much more time in such cases. For the best performance and user experience, use the libraries provided with the SDKs.
The nRF52811 is a Bluetooth 5.1 Direction Finding SoC with comprehensive protocol support. It is the 4th addition to the nRF52 Series platform, extending the numerous applications and use cases already covered by the platform.
The nRF52811 SoC is capable of the latest and greatest features of Bluetooth 5.1, the most prominent being Direction Finding, taking Bluetooth positioning to new heights.
It is built around a 64 MHz Arm® Cortex™-M4 CPU, and has a range of digital peripherals and interfaces such as PDM, PWM, UART, SPI and TWI. It also has a capable 12-bit ADC. Exceptionally low energy consumption is achieved using a sophisticated on-chip adaptive power management system.
The radio in the nRF52811 SoC has comprehensive protocol capabilities, including Bluetooth 5.1 Directing Finding, all Bluetooth 5 features, 802.15.4, Thread, Zigbee, ANT and 2.4 GHz proprietary. It has 4 dBm TX power and has been optimized to offer the best RX sensitivity of all SoCs in the nRF52 Series.
The nRF52833 is a general-purpose multiprotocol SoC with a Bluetooth 5.1 Direction Finding capable radio, qualified for operation at an extended temperature range of -40°C to 105°C. It is the 5th addition to the industry leading nRF52 Series and is built around a 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU, and has 512 KB flash and 128 KB RAM memory available for higher value applications.
The extended 105°C temperature qualification, coupled with a generous amount of memory and dynamic multiprotocol support ensures the nRF52833 is an ideal device for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications, including professional lighting and asset tracking. A 1:4 RAM to Flash ratio and +8 dBm output power make the nRF52833 suitable for advanced wearables or smart home applications where robust coverage is important.
It includes a range of analog and digital interfaces such as NFC-A, ADC, Full-speed 12 Mbps USB 2.0, High-speed 32 MHz SPI, UART/SPI/TWI, PWM, I2S and PDM, and has a 1.7 V to 5.5 V supply voltage range, which enables powering the device from rechargeable batteries or over USB. The two-stage LDO regulator and a DC-DC converter, together with the automated power management system help deliver low power numbers even in more advanced applications.
OpenThread running on the nRF52833 is a Thread Certified Component.
The nRF52840 System-on-Chip (SoC) is an advanced, highly flexible, ultra-low power multiprotocol SoC ideally suited for ultra-low power wireless applications. It is particularly well suited for smart home and advanced wearable applications, including wearables for payment and medical purposes, as well as for industrial sensors and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
The nRF52840 SoC is built around a 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M4F CPU with 1 MB flash and 256 kB RAM available on the chip. The embedded 2.4 GHz transceiver supports Bluetooth® low energy (Bluetooth 5), 802.15.4, ANT, and proprietary 2.4 GHz protocols. It is on air compatible with the existing nRF52 Series, nRF51 Series, and nRF24 Series products from Nordic Semiconductor.
OpenThread running on the nRF52840 is a Thread Certified Component.
The nRF5340 is the world’s first wireless SoC with two Arm® Cortex®-M33 processors. The combination of two flexible processors, the advanced feature set, and an operating temperature up to 105 °C, makes it the ideal choice for LE Audio, professional lighting, advanced wearables, and other complex IoT applications.
The application processor is optimized for performance and can be clocked at either 128 or 64 MHz, using voltage-frequency scaling. It has 1 MB Flash, 512 KB RAM, a floating-point unit (FPU), an 8 KB 2-way associative cache and DSP instruction capabilities. The network processor is clocked at 64 MHz and is optimized for low power and efficiency (101 CoreMark/mA). It has 256 KB Flash and 64 KB RAM.
The nRF Connect SDK is the software development kit for the nRF5340 SoC, offering a complete solution that integrates the Zephyr RTOS, protocol stacks, application samples and hardware drivers.
The nRF5340 DK is the development kit for the nRF5340 SoC, and has everything needed for development on a single board.
OpenThread running on the nRF5340 is a Thread Certified Component.